Sr. Manager,Inventory Management

Shanghai, China
09 Sep 2022
29 Oct 2022
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The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Inventory Management by...
  • Developing the Open-To-Buy for the new season buy/Clearance/PCE/special event for Major Asia Market in collaboration with leadership, Finance, Brand Operations & Buying team.
  • Collaboration with key business partner to manage OTB, re-forecast (SMI/QO) process and liaise with key stakeholders to ensure accurate assumptions to meet inventory goals.
  • Buying- product metrics (AUR, Discount, AUC and etc.) trends, floor set change, delete flow
  • Finance (FP&A) -Topline sales estimates, promotions, key initiatives, business development impacts, etc.
  • Brand Ops - inventory rolling with MFP sales, receipt & transfer plan, target growth rate, write off, other measures through horizons
  • Being able to apply latest info to accurately build or re-forecast the OTB for the following metrics at dept./class level for the required horizon:
  • Sales$ and units
  • WOH
  • Discount rate/ Gross Margin/IMU
  • Shipments or production and excess
  • Inventory transfers
  • Aged inventory
  • Monitor the key metrics and OTB usage in the buy process and advice the revision for the new topline and key metrics assumptions
  • Being able to generate the Long Range Plan (LRP) for the channel by department and class in collaboration with leadership
  • Facilitate lifecycle & End of Life management, exit strategy, excess review, as well as inventory & capacity planning horizons from an Integrated Business Planning perspective
  • Have a solid understanding of the business trend, inventory situation through solid analysis on KPI measures, and recommend actions on inventory optimization
  • Run Analysis for different events and promotions to provide the insights to improve inventory productivity
  • Build database and develop model & stimulations in excel to assist any ad-hoc business analysis
  • Work with BI & IT to improve merchandise reporting & system enhancement to support merchandising strategies & business growth

The accomplished individual will possess...
  • BA or BS degree in Business Accounting, Economics or Finance.
  • 5-8 years' experience in Inventory Planning, demand planning, business planning, or buying experience.
  • Excellent communication, presentation skills are required;
  • Advanced computer skills in RPAS, SAP is a plus
  • Strong analytical skills to deep dive complex quantitative data and offer proactive solutions.
  • Fluent in English and Chinese.

An outstanding professional will have...
  • Strategic vision and executional abilities
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit
  • Excellence product sensibility, quick learning of market and trends
  • Team oriented with ability to multi-task and build partnership beyond own area of responsibility
  • Ability to take initiative, ownership, and accountability for business
  • Ability to react quickly with a strong sense of urgency
  • Able to work under stress with positive approach.
  • Understanding/exposure in regional roles in Asia Markets.

Our Competencies for All Employees
  • Courage : Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
  • Creativity : Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity : Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Interpersonal Savvy : Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.

Our Competencies for All People Managers
  • Strategic Agility : Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Developing Direct Reports and Others:Provides challenging and stretching tasks and assignments; holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each person's career goals; constructs compelling development plans and executes them; pushes people to accept developmental moves; will take on those who need help and further development; cooperates with the developmental system in the organization; is a people builder.
  • Building Effective Teams : Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in theirteam; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.

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